Stay At Goose Rocks

For those who desire a more extended lighthouse top experience than a visit to one of our Open House days,  Goose Rocks can  accommodate up to 6  guests for an all-day or overnight visit as a token of appreciation to those who support our mission of lighthouse preservation. Beacon Preservation is working to complete the renovation of Goose Rocks and streamline its availability for guests, so that "Keeper Stays" [ see Frequently Asked Questions for full details ] can continue to fund 100% of its expensive restoration and upkeep and ensure its future  survival. 

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Since 2011, we have been thrilled to realize our goal of installing a self-sustaining solar energy electrical system with the support of donors and Green Light Academy.  THANK YOU to all our keepers for your generosity!  The addition of solar-powered electricity has been a fantastic accomplishment (no more hauling gas to the noisy generator). In the next few years, we are eager to install a reverse-osmosis water desalinization system so that we can undertake our bathroom and kitchen restoration plans. Imagine having hot and cold running water to wash dishes or take a shower!  This is a massive undertaking and we need to raise approximately $60,000 to complete the restoration. 

To that end, we are structuring our "Keeper Experience" rates to maximize our fund-raising goals for the kitchen and bathroom projects, while also keeping it affordable enough for those who don't mind overlooking the chaos in the basement while the projects are in progress.  

Remember, your donation is tax-deductible, and it is important that keepers truly understand that each donation is exactly that:  you are not renting accommodation, you are preserving a lighthouse.  A generous and charitable ethos is the key to enjoying a wonderful experience at Goose Rocks.

While we complete important innovation projects during the 2019 season, your support remains crucial. Stays for the 2020 season will be scheduled in Spring, and your donations are always welcome.

Your donation entitles a party of four (4) family and/or friends  to enjoy Goose Rocks for up to 24 hours on any available date from May through October.  See our "Frequently Asked Questions" for all the details about getting to North Haven, Maine and how Goose Rock supporters are able to avail themselves of a lighthouse stay.  You are not just getting a lighthouse, you are getting a keeper experience!  Our staff representative will meet you at the ferry, run you to the store for supplies if necessary, show you around town if you want to visit the gift shops, take you to the Campbell Oyster Farm if you want oysters or to Brown's Boatyard for fresh lobster, and then transport you by boat to Goose Rocks.  We help you haul up your food and belongings, and arrive the next day to take you by boat back to the ferry.  Your Keeper's Experience contribution truly helps preserve Goose Rocks while also offsetting the unusual "offshore lighthouse" expenses of staffing, boat transportation, and housekeeping that are unique to Goose Rocks.

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